Magneto-Mechanical Coupling in Magneto-Active Elastomers

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In the present work, the magneto-mechanical coupling in magneto-active elastomers is investigated from two different modeling perspectives: a micro-continuum and a particle–interaction approach. Since both strategies differ significantly in their basic assumptions and the resolution of the problem under investigation, they are introduced in a concise manner and their capabilities are illustrated by means of representative examples. To motivate the application of these strategies within a hybrid multiscale framework for magneto-active elastomers, their interchangeability is then examined in a systematic comparison of the model predictions with regard to the magneto-deformation of chain-like helical structures in an elastomer surrounding. The presented results show a remarkable agreement of both modeling approaches and help to provide an improved understanding of the interactions in magneto-active elastomers with chain-like microstructures.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434
Number of pages27
Volume14 (2021)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021

External IDs

Scopus 85099543750
ORCID /0000-0003-2645-6770/work/142235672
ORCID /0000-0003-3358-1545/work/142237121



  • magneto-active elastomers, magneto-mechanical coupling, magneto-deformation